Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction

Many streets in Hanoi have become crowded again despite Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instructions on social distancing for Covid-19 prevention.

A week since social distancing was put in place, people across the country have become complacent and started gathering in public places.

Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction

Bạch Mai Street in Hai Bà Trưng District in Hà Nội has seen increasing numbers of vehicles.

Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction
People are still out and about near Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction
People flock on the streets near Tràng Tiền Plaza in Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội.
Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction
Inspectors in Ngọc Lâm Ward, Long Biên District in Hà Nội give instructions to small traders to follow social distancing regulations.
Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction
Many stores in Yên Bái City are open after only one week of social distancing.
Hanoi streets crowded again despite social distancing instruction
Many people gather in Võ Nguyên Giáp Square in Thái Nguyên City, the northern province of Thái Nguyên for exercise despite social distancing regulations.


 

However, one week after the directive, many streets in Hanoi have become crowded again, particularly main roads such as Nguyen Chi Thanh, Lang, Le Van Luong and Nguyen Trai. 

  

  

People waiting for the red light 

 

 

On To Huu Street on April 9

 

Some streets remain as jammed as usual

People still flocked to streets

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said on April 8 that social distancing would be reviewed after April 15 and it may be continued if new cases found.

Earlier, Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung has said the city would strictly implement the social distancing campaign and fine violators. Dtinews/VNS/VNN

Trong Trinh

PM orders further physical distancing as epidemic risk remains

PM orders further physical distancing as epidemic risk remains

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reiterated his order to seriously practise physical distancing and wear masks in public places in line with the Decree No.16, adding that those failing to follow rules will be strictly punished.

Social distancing may be extended if more Covid-19 cases found

Social distancing may be extended if more Covid-19 cases found

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said on April 8 that social distancing would be reviewed after April 15 and it may be continued if new cases found.

 
 

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